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John William Chittum

educator , chemist.

John William Chittum, American educator, chemist. Recipient Alumni Certificate Merit, Iowa Wesleyan College, 1956. Member Wooster City School Board, 1958-1961.; Member general conference Methodist Church, 1956, 60, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 76, also; Member American Chemical Society, Federation American Scientists, Ohio Academy Sciences, Society Social Responsibility in Science, Sigma Xi.

Background

Chittum, John William was born on July 19, 1901 in Wapello, Iowa, United States. Son of John Hefner and Ida Mae (Davis) Chittum.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Iowa Wesleyan College, 1922, Doctor of Science, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1924.

Career

Instructor, Eddyville (Iowa) High School, 1922-1923. Professor physics Wesleyan College, 1924-1927. Professor of chemistry Olivet (Michigan) College, 1928-1929.

Member of faculty College Wooster (Ohio), from 1929, professor of chemistry, from 1938, department chairman, from 1959, Brown professor, from 1959.

Works

  • Author laboratory manuals. Editor: (with Roy I. Grady) The Chemist at Work, 1940.

Membership

Member Wooster City School Board, 1958-1961. Member general conference Methodist Church, 1956, 60, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 76, also. Member American Chemical Society, Federation American Scientists, Ohio Academy Sciences, Society Social Responsibility in Science, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Alma Pearl Spencer, August 22, 1924. Children: John Raymond, Edith Eileen (Mistress.

father:
John Hefner Chittum

mother:
Ida Mae (Davis) Chittum

spouse:
Alma Pearl Spencer

children:
John Raymond Chittum

Edith Eileen (Mrs Chittum